Tuesday 23 May
It is 4am and suffering jet lag from our long flight from Australia, I am wide awake.
Our arrival in Amsterdam was greeted with cool, cloudy damp weather, which quickly turned to warm sunshine for the past 2 days. So blest!
Saturdays are party time.
Boarding Gate1's 'Monarch Baroness', midday Sunday.
My close friend Jocelyn, was also setting off on a river cruise - Danube, from Amsterdam. We had hoped to meet up in the morning, but it didn't pan out. I knew her boats departure time was 12.30pm, so sat on the river bank until I saw her boat approaching. She did spot me and there was mad waving to one another. A small police car pulled up and tooted and waved as well. Very exciting.
The afternoon was spent exploring the local canals.
Monday morning the pace of the river and city went up a notch or two.
We were taken on a bus and walking tour, followed by a local canal cruises
Back onboard by midday, we soon set sail for an afternoon of rural, picturesque magic.
Here is where I sat when not up snapping pics.
Fresh hay being transported for storage.
At about 3pm we entered the first of 2 locks.
And one final rural vista taken from our cabin, as we dressed for dinner at 7pm.
Day 3 has dawned equally beautifully.
Breakfast and view.
Feeling very privileged and spoilt. Happiness metre riding high!
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